Dr. Challa Vijaya Kumar is working as Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of Connecticut. He also worked as Associate Professor and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of Connecticut. Dr. Kumar has received Faculty Development Award, Merck Sharp & Dohme, 1988-90. His Publications includes total ~162, in peer reviewed national and international journals, which include, Science, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, Advanced Materials, JACS, Angewandte Chemie, and others. Dr. Kumar's Research Interests includes: Bioactive Protein-Inorganic Materials, Photochemical Protein Scissors, Protein ligand Interactions, Drug-DNA Interactions, DNA Photo-damage, Organo-Hydrogels and Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy.